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Swimmy (1963)

by Leo Lionni

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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding... until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how--with ingenuity and team work--they can overcome any danger.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
  Jennitza | Sep 20, 2023 |
23 copies
  PBEBOOKS | Jan 31, 2023 |
A children's classic with a lesson about the power of collective organizing.
  RatzonLib | Nov 13, 2022 |
This was a story that nearly crossed the bounds of manageable danger for me as a child reader. I remember being both terrified and relieved for all the tiny fish in the sea, and proud of Swimmy’s solution. ( )
  cariannabell | Jul 20, 2021 |
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For my friend, Alfredo Segre who gave Swimmy his name.
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A happy little school of fish lived in a corner of the sea somewhere.
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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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Swimmy is a little black fish who is the fastest swimmer in the sea. Swimmy and his friends love to swim together, until one day his friends are eaten by bigger fish. Swimmy got away just in time, because he's so fast. Although Swimmy appreciates his ability, he misses his friends. Swimmy then decides to show his small fish friends how to use teamwork to overcome the big fish. Extensions: teamwork, helping others in need
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